Ramez Atallah on Pastoring with Vision, Creativity, and Courage

Ramez Atallah, general secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt, spoke at the 2012 Conference for Pastors on ministering with vision, creativity, and courage. Download the audio and video.

Memorable Quotes

  • "Obligated, eager and not ashamed — these should characterize a church with the gospel."
  • "When I came to understand the gospel for the first time, I knew that this is what my peopled needed."
  • "A Christian leader has to have a vision — he must see things other people don't see and empower them to capture it and incarnate it."
  • "Faith respects people who are eccentric and marginal."
  • "Humility allows us to be mission oriented, rather than gift oriented."

Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead planter of Cities Church in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their four children. He is also the co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.